Why Electric Vehicles (EVs) Don’t Have an Alternator

When switching from a vehicle with an internal combustion engine (ICE) to an electric vehicle (EV), you might be surprised to discover that the latter doesn’t have an alternator. Alternators are an essential component of nearly all ICE-powered vehicles. Whether …

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What Is a Solar Unlocking Tool?

When working with solar panels, you may need to use a solar unlocking tool. Statistics show that over 3% of all U.S. electricity comes from solar panels. Whether monocrystalline or polycrystalline, you can install them on the roof of your …

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Don’t Forget to Check Your Roof Before Installing Solar Panels

You should check your roof before installing solar panels. Whether residential or commercial, most solar panel installations involve roof mounting. The solar panels are mounted on the roof of a home or building where they are able to capture and …

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Exploring the Different Types of Wire and Cable Insulation

Insulation is an essential part of nearly all wires and cables. Consisting of a nonconductive outer layer, it encases the conductor or conductors while simultaneously protecting them from environmental damage. Insulation may also protect against signal loss. It minimizes electrical …

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6 Common Solar Panel Myths You Shouldn’t Believe

You shouldn’t believe everything you hear about solar panels. Consisting of an array of photovoltaic (PV) cells, solar panels offer a readily available source of clean, renewable energy. You can install them outdoors to power your home or business. There …

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Will Solar Panels Increase Your Home’s Selling Value?

A recent survey conducted by Pew Research Center found that 8% of homeowners in the United States use solar panels to generate some or all of their home’s electricity. Solar panels are made of a photovoltaic (PV) material, such as …

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What Is Cat 7 Cable?

Have you heard of Cat 7 cable? It’s one of the latest generations of Category cables for computer networks. When designing networks, you may want to use Cat 7 cable or one of its predecessors. What is Cat 7 cable …

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OneMonroe Launches New Partner Website

The parent company of MRO Hardware, OneMonroe, is happy to announce the opening of a new partner website. For the OEM/ODM and CM business markets, Above Board Electronics is a leading global supplier of MRO, Fastener and Assembly Hardware, Electromechanical, …

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What Is Twisted Pair Cable and How Does It Differ From Other Types of Cable?

Have you heard of twisted pair cable? Originally invented by Alexander Graham Bell in 1881, it offers a high level of protection against electromagnetic interference. Cables, of course, can suffer from signal loss when exposed to electromagnetic interference. While developing …

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